Are you looking to unload a property in Orange County but don’t want to get bogged down by pricey broker fees and closing costs? Do you want to avoid the headache of dealing with a broker who is mostly out for themselves and their commission? If you’re eager to sell your home quickly and easily, you have several options and you’ve come to the right place.
One option, that has recently been gaining popularity, takes much less effort than a typical sale, and comes with no closing costs or hidden fees. Companies like Blake Buys Homes buy houses direct from owners in the Los Angeles County and Orange County area, and have streamlined transactions into an easy four step process. The primary reasons people are choosing this option is that it makes selling your home quick and easy. Here is how it works: First, you visit their website and submit a simple form. From there, someone at the company will contact you via phone to discuss the property, answer any questions, and to set up a time to view the home. After seeing the home in person, they will submit an offer to you. All properties are purchased in 100% as-is condition, and sales are commission, closing cost, and fee-free. The final step is to accept or deny their offer. This option is ideal for people looking to sell quickly, simply, and with as little work or effort as possible.
Another option is to sell the home as for sale by owner (fsbo). With the high cost of real estate agency fees, an abundance of resources have propped up for home-owners eager to cut the typical fees and costs of selling. You can list the home yourself on websites such as Zillow or Craigslist, put an ad in the local newspaper, or market open houses in various local haunts. The positives of this type of approach come almost entirely in dollars and cents. Since a broker typically charges 6% for commission, you could save as much as $21,000 assuming a $350,000 sale. However, many FSBO homes have statistically sold for less than their broker-backed counterparts, and you will still be responsible for closing costs. Along with that, selling the house yourself means that you will be responsible for the time-consuming work of showing your home and monitoring listings. You will also be on your own in negotiations with the buyer’s broker, and should a sale price be agreed upon you will then be stuck with the hefty legal paperwork that comes with a closing. This option is ideal for people with a lot of time on their hands, and an eagerness to be closely involved with the home-selling process.